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Esther Seidel

September 20, 1940 — August 21, 2018

Esther Lucille Seidel of Austin Texas went to be with our Lord Tuesday August 21st 2018 surrounded by her Husband, Children, Brothers and Sisters. She was born September 20th 1940 to Matthew Bartsch and Mary H Beck in Rockne Texas. She is survived by Her husband of 59 years Leroy Frank Seidel of Austin Texas, Her sons Darryl and wife Teresa Seidel of Blanco Texas, Johnny and wife Helen Seidel of Dayton Texas, Daughters Bonnie and husband Heiki Moorlat of Austin Texas and Cherryl Seidel of Austin Texas.

Grand Children: Adam and wife Megan Seidel of Kingwood Texas and children Michael and Benjamin, Anthony and wife Wendi Seidel of Rogers Arkansas, Sabrina Seidel of Nacogdoches Texas, Timothy and husband Jeustin Caguioa-Seidel of Austin Texas, Michelle and husband Buddy Vance of Martinez Georgia. She is also Survived by 2 Brothers Ernest and wife Dean Bartsch, and her twin Lester and wife Olivia Bartsch, 2 sisters Mary Ann Townsend and Margie Tucker, Brother in law Jake Frerich, Sister in law Mary Gail Bartsch and Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Brother Allen Bartsch, Brother Kenneth Bartsch, Sister Nellene Frerich Brother in law Dan Tucker and Brother in law Tommy Townsend.

Esther was born and raised in Rockne Texas 1 of 8 brothers and sisters, she attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, she spent 25 years with the IRS as a Tax Examiner. She Married Leroy Seidel after the war and moved to Houston in 1959. Shortly after their oldest child Darryl was born they moved to the house on Banister lane in Austin where they would make their home for the next 57 years and raise their 4 children. Esther enjoyed cooking for her family and anyone really, quilting, cross stitching, growing flowers, painting, decorating cakes, and making people happy. You would never show up for a Sunday dinner after church and leave hungry. Some of her more passionate hobbies were her Christmas village and running. She took great pride in her Christmas village it was a massive expanse of joy that took 4 weeks to assemble and brought visitors from all over Texas. Her other great passion was her running she took up running later in life than most but that did not slow her down. She has hundreds of blue ribbons from marathons, ½ marathons, 5K's and 10K's. She found a great community of friends in the Austin running club and it became a huge part of what defined Esther, the shirts she made "Run Granny Run" were especially special to her family.

Her 5 Grand Children were her pride and joy. She was very proud of each one's accomplishments and she was always very supportive of their activities. Every year she would keep all 5 grandkids for her weeks vacation, they would spend time in the country and 1 day would always be dedicated to Schlitterbahn, with lots of memories being made that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

She was dedicated to her family here on earth but her treasure was in Heaven, she was a devout Catholic woman and prayed the rosary multiple times weekly. She shared God's love in everyone she came to know.

Esther was a great Woman who held a special place in the hearts of many, she was dedicated to her family and her church. We are comforted knowing that she is now with Jesus Christ. She will be missed.

Visitation


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Rockne, TX
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:00pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Rockne, TX
Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00pm

Service


Funeral Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Rockne, TX
Friday, August 24, 2018
10:30am

Cemetery


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Rockne, TX
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